We are raising money to help Heath Phillips, a Navy veteran, and sexual assault survivor fight a rare and aggressive form of Non-Hodgkin’s Mantle Cell Lymphoma.
about heath's fight
Heath was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of Non-Hodgkin’s Mantle Cell Lymphoma in 2019 (mantlecelllymphoma.pdf, lls.org). He was blessed with a 13-month remission but unfortunately, it has come back, and all standard treatment options have been exhausted. Although he tries to keep appearances, we would like him to see the difference he has made to this world before it is too late.
Heath has changed so many lives, and we hope he will worry less about us and focus more on getting well. All funds raised will be used for medical, travel, and living expenses, to give him comfort, and to do things he never did for himself before his health becomes incapacitating.
Heath Phillips Charity Concert
Murphy’s On The Beach
2302 North Ocean Blvd., North Myrtle Beach, SC
Join us as we all come together in support for Music, food, drinks, and FUN! SouthSide Saints will kick us off and we will be closing with The Taylor Richardson Band. Spotlighting Mark “Alex” Church, Southside Saints and more local talent in between!
Heath has dedicated much of his adult life to advocating for victims of sexual assault, sexual harassment, male victimization, bullying, hazing, bystander intervention, prevention awareness, and thriving.
Heath was a victim of sexual assault at the age of 17 while serving in the Navy, in 1988. He pleaded with a hard-hearted chain of command for salvation but was rebuked. Since, he has dedicated his adult life to advocating for victims of sexual assault, sexual harassment, male victimization, bullying, hazing, bystander intervention, prevention awareness, and thriving.
He has provided testimony as an expert on several special congressional panels for sexual assault victims (2010, 2015, 2016, 2017) He has given a voice to countless people who have otherwise felt forsaken by society. He has dedicated his life to supporting the Active Military, Veterans, and many others who need help.
US Navy boot camp (1988) US Navy AIT (1988)
National Advocate Credentialing Program, Certified Victim Advocate (2019- Present)
Tompkins Community College (1991)
Decorations, Awards and Year Awarded:
Army Achievement Awards 12 (2015-2020)
Coast Guard Achievement Award (2019)
Professional Organizations/ Affiliations:
National Organization for Victim Assistance (NOVA)
Honors/ Civilian Awards:
Advisor, Mental Health Advisory Committee, VA Washington DC (2019-Present)
Advisor, Center for Law and Military Policy (2018-Present)
Cofacilitator, Warrior Songs (2019)
Quilt of Valor (2019)
Cofacilitator, PTSD retreat, Wounded Warrior Project (2018)